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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
‘Wind at our back’: Mayor Oravec
optimistic as city enters new year
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent town is bigger than words,” Oravec already started and it’s going to get
said. “It’s something the city has more intense as the new year be-
Optimism is in the air as Mayor been working on for 30 years.” gins,” Oravec said.
Greg Oravec prepares to give his
second State of the City message The proposed bridge met con- The eastward extension will be
Monday. siderable resistance from some about 2 miles, with six lanes and
local environmental groups who a 4,000-foot bridge. The cost will
“For now, the wind is at our sued the city over it. The city pre- be about $87 million. It’ll extend
back,” he said in a telephone pre- vailed. “The utility relocation has
view of the address with St. Lucie CONTINUED ON PAGE A7
Voice. “Rather than the wind in our
The plushly landscaped site of the Motorcoach Resort of St. Lucie West. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN face, we have it on our back.” LET THERE
BE LIGHT ...
MOTORCOACH RESORT THRIVES AS He’ll deliver the State of the City
RV LIFESTYLE GAINS POPULARITY at 6 p.m., before the next regular
meeting of the Port St. Lucie City
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent bers have grown steadily over the Council at City Hall, 121 SW Port
last seven years. With many baby St. Lucie Blvd. Topping his talking
Motorhome living is no longer boomers retiring, sales are ex- points is the Crosstown Parkway
just for hippies or eccentrics. pected to rise even more. extension. On Dec. 23, the South
FloridaWater Management District
On the whole, recreational ve- This is all great news for Mo- gave the city a long-awaited pres-
hicle purchases are on the rise torcoach Resort of St. Lucie West, ent: the environmental resource
again, according to RecreationVe- a 70-acre luxury RV resort with permit and sovereignty submerged
hicle Industry Association. Their palm trees and Tiki huts that ca- lands easement. In other words,
statistics show that shipments of ters to class-A motorcoach own- the city got the last needed nod to
RVs through August 2016 are 13 ers. A year ago, John and Lynn start construction of a new bridge
percent higher than within the over the St. Lucie River to connect
same period in 2015, and num- CONTINUED ON PAGE A8 St. Lucie West and Tradition direct-
ly to Federal Highway.
“Getting the permit for Cross-
At Oxbow, a little love for ‘Animals We Love to Hate’
A five-pound African bullfrog. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUPER PREDATORS EXOTIC REPTILES BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Rabbi Uminer of the Chabad Jewish Center of Martin and St. Lucie Counties lights the menorah
to celebrate the fourth night of Hanukkah last week at Tradition Square. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
There are few things folks enjoy more than chance
encounters with snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and
five-pound bullfrogs. They’re just so cute and cuddly.
Well, they are if you happen to be a snake, tarantula,
scorpion or five-pound bullfrog.
“Most of the animals we have are things people are
terrified of,” Jaimie Carmody, co-founder of Super
Predators Exotic Reptiles, said.
Super Predators, a Stuart wildlife education or-
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exhibits earn SEAL
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OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8
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SEAL of approval: Navy museum now more interactive
BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer Andy Brady, community outreach coordinator, explains the latest additions to the Navy museum. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
Between 1943 and 1946, people stroll- During the 31st Annual Muster and Music erhood has been an integral part of all war ma, and it also includes the SEALs’ involve-
ing along the sandy shores of the Treasure Festival this past Veterans Day, the muse- efforts, often without any credit due to the ment with NASA space exploration. In the
Coast were more likely to see an amphibious um unveiled its new Cold War Gallery in the sensitive nature of their missions. Now as 1950s the SEALs assisted with NASA recovery
frogman emerging from the ocean than a completely remodeled west wing. The muse- guests enter the museum they can literally programs, training astronauts how to safely
sunbather, thanks to nearby location of the um’s major renovation features the addition revisit history with a walk back through time emerge from the pods.
19,000-acre Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious of mission-specific installations and chron- that begins with recent events and works
Training Base. The World War II base was a icles UDT and SEAL history from 1945 into back to the birth of the UDT and SEALs. “The new Cold War Gallery is just one
hub of maritime activity, used to train Naval the 21st century. more example of how the museum contin-
Combat Demolition Units and Underwater The Cold War Gallery includes artifacts ues to expand and improve to educate and
Demolition Teams in the use of underwater From the shores of Normandy and South- from military operations that occurred be- engage our guests,” says Rick Kaiser, exec-
explosives, amphibious assault techniques, ern France during WWII to Osama bin Lad- tween 1945 and 2000, illustrating events that utive director of the Navy SEAL Museum.
and procedures for breaching and removing en’s compound in Pakistan, this tight broth- unfolded during Korea, Vietnam and Pana-
beach fortifications. CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
Over the years, as the needs of the military
evolved, so did the UDTs, developing into
the elite branch of the Naval Special Warfare
Command – the U.S. Navy SEAL (Sea-Air-
Land) teams. Today they are the Navy’s pri-
mary special operations force, conducting
small-unit military operations that generally
initiate from a body of water or coastal area.
The legacy of the early frogmen through to
the missions of today’s SEALs resides where
it all began – at the Navy UDT-SEAL Muse-
um, which opened on Veterans Day 1985 just
north of the Fort Pierce Inlet. The museum
initially focused solely on the WWII historical
aspects, but over the past 30 years it too has
evolved, expanding with tremendous growth
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NAVY UDT-SEAL MUSEUM was used during a SEAL operation. There are tried to make the museum a lot more interac- missioned. That number currently stands at
no replicas. tive and user-friendly.” 288.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3
“This stuff is the real deal,” says Brady. The new gallery emphasizes the evolution A byproduct of the museum’s success is
“The remodeled west wing emphasizes the “And we’ll even let you climb into some of the of the SEALs’ gear and how they utilize it. The its ability to offer support to SEAL families
imperative role the SEALs played during this equipment.” exhibit also stresses the development and through Trident House Charities, which pro-
era by recounting some of the untold stories importance of tactical improvements. The vides care for veterans, current members of
and through several artifacts that have never Some of the more recent items put on dis- museum will continue to expand, keeping the military, and the families of those who
been seen before.” play include a piece of Osama bin Laden’s pace as the SEALs continue to make their made the ultimate sacrifice. Support is of-
compound, the Black Hawk helicopter used mark, protecting America and her citizens. fered through its three pillars: Trident House,
“For the SEALs, Vietnam was their com- to rescue Jessica Buchanan, Captain Phillips’ They are currently working on “top secret” a three-bedroom respite house in Sebastian;
ing-out party,” explains Andy Brady, com- Maersk Alabama lifeboat, and a piece of steel plans for a K-9 exhibit. the Navy SEAL Museum Scholarship Pro-
munity outreach coordinator. “Our exhibits from the World Trade Center. gram; and family support.
stopped at Vietnam, but we had some stuff The museum is also home to the only
from the Gulf too.” “Everything is interactive now,” says Memorial Wall solely dedicated to Navy “When you come to the museum, your
Elaine Ryan, museum marketing and media Frogmen and SEALs, forever memorializing admission helps the museum and a much
One of the more unique aspects of the mu- coordinator. “The whole thing about SEALs the men who have died in the service of the bigger cause – the families of the SEALs,” says
seum is the fact that everything on display is that they’re interactive, Sea-Air-Land. They country since the frogmen were first com- Brady.
are trained to be able to do anything, so we’ve
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STATE OF THE CITY commercial development.”
The most prominent example, Oravec
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 said, is the Tradition Medical Center ex-
pansion. The new construction is raising
Crosstown from Manth Lane on the western the building to nine stories and adding 90
side to U.S. 1 at Village Green Drive. patient rooms. Additionally, the construc-
“Local voters almost 12 years ago, 89 per- tion will add an 18-bed area for extended
cent of the voters approved a tax to fund it,” emergency-room patients who need pro-
tracted observation, but not
hospital admission. The ex-
pansion will add about 400
workers to the hospital, which
will be about $22 million in
additional payroll. Construc-
tion started about this time
last year 2016 and will be com-
pleted by 2018. “We faced a
depression here locally,” Ora-
vec said. “We had to deal with
economic development shots
Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory Oravec. FILE PHOTO: PATRICK McCALLISTER that didn’t work out.”
Among them is the Vaccine
Oravec said. The roadwork starts at a good & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida, which
time. Unemployment has dropped consid- went belly up, leaving the city on the hook
erably and stayed low after the slow recovery for a building it constructed to lure the in-
following the Great Recession. stitute to Port St. Lucie. The mayor will give
“You can tell the economy is back and folks an update on that at the State of the
growing by just how busy the roads are,” City.
Oravec said. “Port St Lucie Boulevard and “Education is our number one con-
St. Lucie West Boulevard, they’re packed. We straining issue to work,” Oravec said. “Port
can’t get Crosstown done fast enough.” St Lucie needs more ‘A’ schools. We need to
The mayor said he’ll address local eco- partner and collaborate and see how we can
nomic expansion. help the St Lucie County schools.”
“You drive around the city, and there’s All in all, the state of the city, as Mayor
a lot of vertical construction,” he said. “In Oravec sees things: “Port St. Lucie is poised
addition to residential, we’re seeing a lot of for an excellent 2017,” he said.
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Richardson, former residents of the resort,
bought the rental rights of the resort and are
planning a long-awaited phase-3 expansion
that is expected to reach completion by the
end of 2018.
Currently, the 12-year-old community
boasts 400 lots, and the Richardsons will be
expanding it to about 470 when the project
is done. The resort already offers many ame-
nities like a 14-hole golf course, two com-
munity pools, a system of pristine lakes, a
tennis court, and a clubhouse where weekly
events and concerts are held. Many of these
features will be getting a make-over with the
new phase. The clubhouse will be extended
by about 3,000 feet, and a brand-new, state-
of-the-art sports complex with shuffleboard
and bocce ball courts will be installed. A
third pool will be put in, as well as another
lake, and another four holes will be added to
the golf course.
Nearly 60 of the new lots will be fitted with From left, John and Lynn Richardson, who own the rental rights of Motorcoach Resort of St. Lucie West, and Tom Kmiek, president of the homeowners association. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
private coach houses, something that’s never
been done at the resort before — a response foot home where you might have a living sonally to take advantage of Florida’s beach- amiable as can be, always willing to strike
to a new trend in communities of this kind. room, another bathroom,” John Richardson es and other local destinations. Moreover, up a conversation or welcome you into their
“In our travels, we’ve seen that all of the top explains, “and then you’ve got an additional the residents comprise a higher echelon of Tiki. He believes this has much to do with
motorcoach resorts have coach houses on 500 square feet of outdoor living space that motorhome owners. Class-A motorcoaches the camping lifestyle and is a phenomenon
them,” says John Richardson. These are per- has a roof over it, where you put your out- are like the Rolls-Royces of recreational ve- experienced all over the country. “Doesn’t
manent structures not unlike beach houses, door kitchen.” hicles, by far the largest and most tricked out matter where you go, everyone is so friend-
where each renter will be able to get in out Tom Kmiec, the president of the home- of their kind, ranging in price from $700,000 ly,” he says. “Everyone will talk to you.”
of the elements. “So you can pull your mo- owners association, says the majority of their to a few million. Lynn Richardson adds: “We socialize here
torcoach up, and you’ve got a 500-square- residents are retirees who come down sea- Kmiec claims everyone at the resort is as so much more than at our home in Michi-
gan, where we’ve lived for 28 years.”
OPEN HOUSES If there’s any doubt about the waxing
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MICHAEL A. AGIUS, 83 grandchildren, Doss and Andie Platt; and “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie many other family members and friends. lifted a weight
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Michael Angelo Agius, 83, of Port St. Lucie She was a member of Holy Family Catho-
passed away on Dec. 24. Mr. Agius was born lic Church in Port St. Lucie. She was a loving With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
in Malta to the late Leone and Ersilia Cauchi. mother and devoted grandmother and great can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
grandmother who will be deeply missed. with the family she loved. But in the
He emigrated from Malta to Canada for caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
a brief period before moving to the United JEANNIE TABSCOTT, 64 quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
States. In 1993, Mr. Agius and his wife moved Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
to Port St. Lucie from Williston Park, N.Y. To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
Jeannie Tabscott, 64, of Port St. Lucie (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
Prior to retirement, he had worked as a passed away Dec. 29 in Fort Pierce after This was the relief we needed to enjoy
mail carrier for the United States Postal Ser- fighting cancer with strength and dignity for tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
vice. Mr. Agius loved photography in his ear- over two years. Jeannie lived in Port St. Lucie
lier years, and had a passion for gardening, for 26 years, coming from West Palm Beach. Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
especially for nurturing his beloved mango ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
tree. He also enjoyed watching hockey and Jeannie was in the banking industry for
soccer on television. over 40 years. After retiring she became a Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
crossing guard for the Port St. Lucie Police
Mr. Agius was the devoted husband of Department and it was her absolute favorite
Frances for the past 58 years; loving father job. She was nominated for the Citizen of the
of Leon Agius (Danielle) and Michelle Hand Quarter award and received it proudly. She
(Michael); and adored grandfather of Nev- was a strong, kind-hearted, Christian wom-
in, Jonathon,and Ryan Hand, and Gabriella, an. She was an amazing mother, loving sister,
Dominic, Thomas and Tamriel Agius. daughter and friend.
ALYCE MANLEY, 83 Survivors include her daughter Stephanie
Port St. Lucie (Christopher) Traynor of Port St. Lucie; fa-
ther Clyde “Jim” Tippett of Lake Worth, Fla.;
Alyce Manley, 83, of Port St. Lucie depart- brother PJ (Joyce) Tippett of Jupiter, Fla.; sis-
ed this life Wednesday, Dec. 21. ter Jeanette Prather of Ocala, Fla.; two neph-
ews and three nieces. She was preceded in
She was preceded in death by her hus- death by her mother, Doris Tippett, and
band, William Manley. brother, Johnny Tippett.
She is survived by her daughter, Laura
Junco; granddaughter, Amanda Platt; great
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Looks like Bonz likes lookalikes Kate and Ben
Hi Dog Buddies! body gets us confused.” Kate and Ben. “Right,” Kate agreed. “We
“Thanks!” don’t need no silly ol’ trainer.”
Just before Christmas, I got an email from Their Mom headed into the PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
Kate Crutchfield, an English Golden Retriev- They jumped out of the
er who just turned 4. She invited me over to kitchen and they took off after happy for him, I wuz VERY SAD for me. What pool, and their Mom hurried
yap with her and her twin brother, Ben. She her. “Come’on!” said Ben. “It’s wuz I gonna DO?” over with an armful of towels
even sent me a coupla pictures. “‘We’re cuter Dinnertime! Want some?” for them, me, my assistant and
in person, except when we roll in the dirt,” “I was happy AND sad, too,” Ben said. my photographer, not a min-
she noted. “Oh, no thanks. I’m good,” I “Before I could go to my Forever Family (we ute too soon for the obligatory
replied. were still on Mommy Milk), my new Mom Shake-Offs.
Kate and Ben live north of Port St. Lucie, came to meet me. And there we were, me
and, Woof, do they have a nice set-up. They Ben and Kate raced into and Kate, two little white fluff balls, stickin’ “Didja have a nice Christ-
were both wagging and wiggling when their the dining room. There were together like glue. So Mom went from zero mas?” I inquired.
Mom opened the door, and they scooted two elevated food and water dogs to two dogs just like that!”
right up for the Wags-and-Sniffs. They were stations, and two big, comfy “Totes!” said Kate. “Mom
VERY cute in person, both wearin’ green ban- sheepskin beds, one on each “Thank Lassie!” Kate said. “Anyway, the fixed us a big tenderloin. Medi-
dannas. They had thick, wavy, cream-col- side of the room (which looked breeder said we should be crated at night, um rare. Sometimes she bakes
ored coats. Maybe that’s why they’re called out on the Sound.) Their Mom so Mom and Daddee put us to bed in our us a sweet potato, which we
English Goldens, cuz they’re the color of filled the dishes, and the sound crates, in the kitchen. They were comf-tub- share with her. We normally
tea with lotsa cream, almost white, like the of munching filled the air. ble and all, but Mom couldn’t sleep, thinkin’ get kibbles, followed by a Gree-
English humans make it. Anyway, that’s my of us in crates. So she piled her blanket and nie to clean our teeth. If Mom
theory. They looked exactly alike to me. After supper, I asked how pillows on the kitchen floor and slept right forgets, Ben gives her his spe-
they met their Forever Family. next to us all night.” cial Greenie Growl to remind
“Thanks for coming, Mr. Bonzo! I’m Kate, her. Good oral hygiene is SO
and this is our Mom, Barbara.” “After Mom and Daddee’s “That was the first and last time we were important, ya know.”
other dogs went to Dog Heav- in those crates,” said Ben. “Now we have our
“And I’m Ben! Our Daddee’s Ed.” en, Mom NEVER wanted an- own Private Quarters. Wanna see?” “Indeed it is,” I agreed. “Do
I musta looked puzzled, cuz Kate said, other dog, EVER,” said Ben. you enjoy travlin’?”
“You can tell us apart cuz I have a nice pink- They bounded out to the patio, zipped
ish nose and Ben’s got a black nose. Every- “But Daddee really, REALLY did,” said past the infinity pool and disappeared “Yep! We go to our place up in North Car-
Kate. “So he got his hunting buddies to help through French doors. I grabbed my note- olina. We have a Dog-Mobile.”
him look for The Perfect Dog. Hadda be a book and followed. Dog! They were reclin-
Boy. They found an English Golden breeder ing on a great big people bed. The room “’Scuse me?”
in Port St. Lucie, and Ben was the last boy in matched the colors of Ben and Kate’s coats. “A Dog-Mobile. Mom keeps the back
the litter, so he got picked. Me and Ben had There were nice, big bay windows. Very seats down, and we have big fluffy beds.
always been together so, even though I wuz spiffy, I thought. Wanna see?”
re-opening jan 10th “Our bed’s so big, we ushully let Mom and They headed for the front drive. The
AT OUR NEW LOCATION! Daddee share it with us,” said Kate. Dog-Mobile was a shiny, big SUV.
“Seriously Cool Dog Biscuits!!” I ex-
• WATCHES THE WAT CH 30%UPEWELRY “Very thoughtful,” I commented. “Your claimed.
• CLOCKS Private Quarters are Totally PAWsome! So, Their Mom opened the back hatch. Two
• GOLD & & J TO waddya do for fun?” “orthopedic foam” mattresses with sheep-
OFF! skin tops filled the whole floor. She said
SILVER “We PLAY!” They bounced back to the “Load” and they jumped in. Ben rooted
patio and leaped into the pool. “We have a around and came up with a stuffed fox toy
Jewelry resident Bird we usta chase. Now it stays on a in his mouth.
• Repair Needs. post in the water and we politely don’t both- “Thif if ma fabowat wed we trabel.”
er it. Much. We also enjoy a nice after-din- “Him and his silly toys. I don’t DO toys!”
HOSPITAL ner dip,” said Ben. “And we love going to the Kate sniffed. “Anyway, if I even pick one up,
dog park cuz its Off-Leash. We DON’T Like he grabs it. I prefer to hang out with Mom
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had a trainer once, but it just isn’t the way we cy while we’re getting all pretty. Girl stuff, ya
Clocks Make • ROLEX • SEIKO roll, ya know? We’re free spirits.” know.”
Wonderful “I’ve heard,” I said.
• OMEGA AND Heading home, I was thinking about Ben
Family and Kate sittin’ in the pool, watching the
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ROLEX WATCHMAKER should change the definition of “a dog’s life.”
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out! This home has it all!! Home-theater, All bedrooms have a large walk-in closet. upgrades throughout, volume ceilings in gated community, freshly painted,
game room, gourmet kitchen, mother in- Huge Covered Lanai! wood flooring, granite, large screened expansive lake views.
law suite, pool, summer kitchen! Chris Chapdelaine patio, on oversized private pie shaped lot. new carpets, screened patio Charmaine Hickey
Chris Chapdelaine 772-529-3748 Tony Reagan 772-333-0025 with private view
Linda Olsinski 772-359-2227\ 772-529-3748 Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 Dave Cullen 954-404-0996
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June D’Angelo RANKED #1 IN SALES & LISTINGS IN PGA VILLAGE Kay Rodriguez
THE MARKET IS HOT, INVENTORY IS LOW! CONTACT KAY & JUNE TO LIST AND SELL YOUR HOME
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PVGILALAGE $725,000 VERANO $619,900 PVGILALAGE $575,000 PVGILALAGE $559,500
PARK LIKE SETTING SPECTACULAR WATER COURTYARD PLUS GOLF POOL HOME w/WATER
w/WATER VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS!
3BDs,3.5BAs,2.5CG. Formal dining,Formal 3BDs,4.1BAs,2+CG. NEW Pool+Cabana 4BDs,4.1BAs,2CG. Unique Courtyard LvRm Plus Large Great Room.
LvRm, Office/Den,Gourmet Kitchen, Bath.!Oversized Lanai. Formal Dining, Home w/Fenced Backyd and Views!
FamRm w/fireplace, Lux Master, Formal LvRm Plus Lg Family Rm. Office/ Formal Dining,Formal LivRm ,Family Custom kitchen w/walk thru Pantry.
Pool,Spa,Lush Backyard. Large undercover and screened lanai!
7417 lauRels PlaCe Den. Unique Courtyd Entry. Rm,Guest Cottage,Pool and
Interior painted Fall 2016. Outdoor Kitchen. 9619 FaiRWood CouRt
9955 nuova Way 8816 Bally Bunion Road
PVGILALAGE $499,900 PVGILALAGE $465,900 VERANO $449,000 PVGILALAGE SOLD
POOL HOME on the GOLF POOL/SPA HOME w/WATER EXCEPTIONAL UPGRADED STUNNING VIEWS!
COURSE! HOME! 3BDs,3BAs.2CG. Eat in Kitchen adjacent
3BDs,2.5BAs,2CG with AC! Large Office/ to large great room plus den/
3BDs,3.5BAs,2+CG. Formal Dining, Den w/custom builtins. Formal Dining 2BDs,2.5BAs plus den/office. Formal
Formal LvRm, Eatin Kitchen,Family Lux Master Suite. Great Rm w/custom Dining, Kitchen w/adjacent Great Room office/playroom. Screened lanai with
Room. Lux Master Suite. Open Air Pool/ Wood floors Lg Screened Lanai plus pool. Well landscaped for privacy.
Spa Plus Covered and Sscreened Patio! wall treatments. Oversized Lanai. outdoor patio. Long Golf/Water views!
8801 one Putt PlaCe 9630 landings dRive
8804 Bally Bunion Road 10759 visConti Way
8305 Holley Tree Trail, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
PVGILALAGE $1,199,900 PVGILALAGE $194,900 CHRAEMEKMPOACLKM CITY $459,000 PVGILALAGE $359,000 PVGILALAGE $294,900
MAGNIFICENT ESTATE HOME MOVE-IN READY VILLA STUNNING LAKE & GOLF LIKE NEW!!! POPULAR SERENE LAKE & GOLF VIEWS
Attention to luxury is found throughout Spacious 3BR “open floor plan” cathe- COURSE VIEWS MEDINAH FLOOR PLAN Renar built home, 2br PLUS den, 2cg,
dral ceilings, tile on diagonal, crown 4br, 3ba, 3cg, large gourmet kitchen, private preserve & lake views. Light & Bright great open floor plan, pocket sliders
this spacious custom that has it moldings, brick paver patio and open SS appls, granite, built-in wine fridge, home features 3br, 2 1/2 baths, granite- off the living room open onto large
courtyard, close distance to screened patio area, Newer A/C.
all in PGA Village. Torrey Pines community pool. pavered covered & open patio areas counters, stainless steel appliances. New Priced to Sell!!
Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126 Donald & Lisa Baetzold overlook serene lake & 9th hole of the AC unit, Fresh Paint. Call today to view!
June D’Angelo 772-979-0255 Jack Nicklaus G.C. Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 Isabelle Lendl 772-713-3221
Elise Danielian 772-418-2992
MAGLNAOKLEISA 772-618-0026 Tom Farish 937-308-1188 Ingrid Hewitt 772-203-7800
$279,900 TRADITION $321,900 PVGILALAGE $379,000 PVGERAANO $619,900 YBORUIRNGPLANE $575,000 PVGILALAG
BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS HOME VITALIA – WATERFRONT HOME BEAUTIFUL EXPANSIVE WATER MAGNIFICENT WATER VIEW TREASURE COAST
ON CUL-DE-DAC Beautiful “Lauderdale” model home in & GOLF VIEWS A Design Delight! 3br; 4.5ba, PLUS AIRPARK - PILOT’S DREAM!!
Over 2500 SF under air, 4br, 3ba, metal desirable 55+ community. 2br, 2ba Views of the PGA Ryder course form Beautiful pool home on 2.75 acres, with
roof, 18” Travertine tile in living areas, PLUS den,w/upgraded tile, SS appls, every room of the rear of this home, den/office, 2+car garage, stunning 2400sqft (40x60) hangar private lit
granite counters in kitchen & baths, granite, plantation shutters, screened 3br PLUS den, great room floor plan, curb appeal, large screened lanai, pool/ runway, 4br, 2.5ba, upgraded kitchen.
SS appls, oversized front porch & lanai overlooks lake. spa overlooking lake. New interior paint.
screened patio Tony Reagan 772-333-0025 screened lanai w/paver flooring, Mary-Lynn Ninesling
Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 designed for entertaining! Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126
Pam Misiano 772-224-9691 Diane Gault 772-342-7455 June D’Angelo 772-979-0255 772-370-6466
PVGILALAGE $559,000 PVGERAANO $449,000 PVGILALAGE $429,900 PVGILALAGE $389,900 CASCADES $319,990
BEAUTIFUL HOME ON THE 6TH OUTSTANDING HOMESITE BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME BEAUTIFUL POOL HOME W/ LOVELY UPGRADED HOME
HOLE OF THE RYDER COURSE - WATER & GOLF VIEWS St. Andrews floor design, 3br, 2.5ba 3br, 2.5ba, 2cg, Granite counters, gas
Perfection awaits, 3br PLUS den home “Alessa” floorplan, shows like a model! PLUS Den with tons of upgrades, LONG LAKE VIEWS
3br, 3ba, upgraded kitchen w/42” stove, screened lanai, beautifully
w/gorgeous upgrades & finishes 3BDs, 2.1BAs. Beautiful wood floors, crown molding, former Kolter spec home. cabinets, granite, tumbled marble maintained with new flooring,
throughout, stunning kitchen, screened upgrades galore throughout, with Screened lanai, waterfall backsplash, dbl ovens, diagonal tile, newer A/C. NEW SS appls,
lanai with outdoor kitchen, pool & spa. private lanai vistas featured pool/spa fresh paint, covered & screened just installed!
Moira Feely Rekus Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126 Jim Insinga lanai w/beautiful pool Isabelle Lendl
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ST LWUCESIET $181,000 $399,000 $429,000 $274,900 $599,900
PVGERAANO VITALIA PVGERAANO PVGILALAGE
LAKE CHARLES IMPECCABLE HOME ON THE STUNNING “SPACE COAST” BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT VILLA QUALITY, BEAUTY AND FINE
Pristine 2BR, 2 bath with gorgeous GOLF COURSE MODEL ON THE LAKE Popular Castellano floor plan, 2br PLUS FINISHES!
screened patio on lush preserve. Custom Lago floor plan, 3/2 w/upgrades Spacious 4br, 4ba home w/rare “Casida”/in- den, 2ba, 2cg + golf cart nook, SS On the golf course, beautiful home
Patio access from Master Bedroom & galore, custom built-ins, granite, SS appls, law suite w/private entrance, many appls, granite, tile & laminate floors designed for casual & elegant living,
Living room. Verizon security system large pavered screened lanai overlooks lake upgrades, tile throughout, granite, SS appls, throughout, screened covered 4br, 4.5ba, pool, spa and all the designer
Joe McDuffee & golf course. Florida living at its best. impact glass, screened front entry & lanai patio overlooks lake finishes & features. Furniture negotiable!
772-529-5245 Kay Rodriguez 772-486-2126 Tony Reagan 772-333-0025 Isabelle Lendl 772-713-3221 Linda MacCormack
June D’Angelo 772-979-0255 Ryan Reagan 561-308-0807 Elise Danielian 772-418-2992 772-812-0469
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JANUARY 13, 14 & 15, 2017
• LIVE GREEK MUSIC LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & MORE
• LIVE GREEK DANCING Music - Greek Dancing - Shopping - Greek Food - Bounce House Play land
• KIDS PLAYLAND & FOODS
• AUTHENTIC GREEK FOODS Live Greek Music all day by: “ellada”
• GREEK PASTRIES ST. KATHERINE’S
Live Authentic GRECIAN ODYSSEY
Greek Dancing by:
• RUSSIAN NUT & Friday Saturday Sunday
11:00a OPEN 11:00a OPEN 12:00p OPEN
• KIDS MAGIC SHOWS 11a-10p Dining, Shopping, 11a-10p Live Music by: “ELLADA”
• CHURCH TOURS 2:00p Bounce houses open 12:30p Church Tour: 12p-7p Live Music by: “ELLADA”
• CASH RAFFLE 1p-10p Church Tour: Introduction to Orthodoxy
• BIG SCREEN TV GIVEAWAY 7:30p Christian Orthodoxy 12:00p Live Greek Dancing by: 1:00p Live Greek Dancing by:
• OUZO & VODKA BAR 9:00P Live Music by: GRECIAN ODYSSEY GRECIAN ODYSSEY
• GREEK AND RUSSIAN BEERS 10:00p “ELLADA” 2:00p Live Greek Dancing by:
• VENDOR MARKETPLACE Live Greek Dancing by GRECIAN ODYSSEY 1:30p Kids Magic Show with
GRECIAN ODYSSEY 3:00p Church Tour: HILKO THE MAGNIFICENT
SHOPS Live Greek Dancing by: Introduction to Orthodoxy
GRECIAN ODYSSEY 3:30p Kids Magic Show with 2:00p Church Tour:
• GREEK COFFEE & RUSSIAN CLOSE HILKO THE MAGNIFICENT Introduction to Orthodoxy
4:00p Live Greek Dancing by:
TEAS PLAY TO GRECIAN ODYSSEY 3:00p Live Greek Dancing by:
5:30p Church Tour: GRECIAN ODYSSEY
6:00p GREEK DANCE LESSONS 4:00p Church Tour
6:30p Live Greek Dancing by:
GRECIAN ODYSSEY 6:00p Final Dance Performance
8:00p Kids MAGIC SHOW with GRECIAN ODYSSEY
HILKO THE MAGNIFICENT!
This event allows the greater 9:00p Live Greek Dancing by: 6:30p RAFFLE DRAWINGS
St. Lucie County community to GRECIAN ODYSSEY
experience information about our WIN A 10:00p CLOSE 7:00p CLOSE
Orthodox faith, the best of Greek and
Russian foods, Greek culture and of CASH RAFFLE!!
course plenty of pastries, wines
BIG SCREEN TV! 1st Prize $500
Guess the number 2nd $250
“Kalos orisate!” Welcome! of Greek Olives in
the Jar at the front 3rd $100
Raffle booth. Tickets are $1 each
Or Six for $5
$3 per guess
www.saintjamesorthodox.org Drawing to be held Sunday 6 pm need
Drawing to be held Sunday 6 pm need not be present to win. Good Luck!
not be present to win. Good Luck!
καλή όρεξη GOOD APPETITE!
APPETIZERS $5.00 FROM THE GRILL $7.00
GREEK SALAD $4.00 GREEK GYROS
Lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, Kalamata olives and stuffed grape leaves Grilled pressed Lamb & Beef seasoned with special herbs and spices,
topped with homemade Greek dressing featuring melted Feta cheese. served on a warm pita with tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce.
HUMUS SAMPLER CHICKEN SOUVLAKI
Seasoned humus: Roasted Red Pepper , Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb, Fresh cut marinated Chicken grilled to perfection served on a
served with warm flatbread. warm pita with tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce.
SPANAKOPITA (Greek Spinach Pie) GREEK & RUSSIAN GOURMET PASTRIES
Spinach and Feta Cheese wrapped in a crispy filo dough and baked to perfection. BAKLAVA
DINNER PLATES Delicious Greek filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and spices layered
in buttered filo dough topped with a generous pouring of honey syrup.
GREEK STYLE LAMB CHOPS ON THE GRILL (Paidakia) $3.00 ea
RUSSIAN NUT & POPPYSEED ROLL
Fresh Lamb Chop marinated in olive oil, oregano, and garlic grilled
to perfection and topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Honey drenched nuts rolled in a homemade fresh buttered dough,
sold by the loaf or by the piece.
PASTITSIO DINNER $8.00
Baked Ziti Macaroni with seasoned ground beef, topped with béchamel sauce and grated
Parmesan cheese. Served with Lemon potatoes or Green Beans and Greek Salad (Greek Wedding cookies) A delicate butter cookie rolled in powered sugar.
KIELBASA & SAUERKRAUT $9.00 BAKLAVA CHEESE CAKE
Expertly cooked, authentic and lean Kielbasa sausage, served with fresh cut Russian style Soft & smooth Chicago style cheese cake infused with chunks of
sauerkraut with onions and butter. Baklava topped with shredded Baklava and a rich honey drizzle.
GREEK STYLE CHICKEN BREAST & SAUSAGE DINNER $12.00 CHOCOLATE KOKE
Oven roasted Greek style chicken breast with cut sausage seasoned with herbs and spices. $8.00 A rich chocolate ganache showered sponge cake filled with a chocolate custard.
Includes Greek salad and your choice of side
$3.00 **PLUS SEVERAL MORE VARIETIES OF PASTRIES, BREADS CAKES AND COOKIES.**
TRADITIONAL SLAVIC STYLE PIEROGIS “FREE BALLOON WITH YOUR $15 PASTRY PURCHASE”.
Three Polish style Pierogis filled with lightly seasoned potatoes, BARS AND DRINKS
sautéed to order in sweet butter and Vidalia onion served with sour cream.
GREEK BEER “Mythos” A blonde Pale Lager from Greece
ATHENIAN STYLE FISH DINNER GREEK OUZO Aromatic anise blend liquor “Exclusively Greek”
GREEK WINES Red and White premium imported wines
Fresh North Atlantic Haddock fillet, battered and fried in our signature Greek style recipe RUSSIAN BEERS “Baltika Ale” Imported from St. Petersburg
and served with lemon butter, includes salad and side. RUSSIAN VODKA Served ice cold with mixers of your choice
SIDES: Greek Style Lemon potatoes or Greek Style Green beans almandine Soft Drinks, Juices and water also available
2017 PSL GREEK FESTIVAL SPONSORS:
www.saintjamesorthodox.org Port Saint Lucie
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COMING UP Philharmonic Society and one of its Stars week, you can see the legendary Pláci- now living in Stuart whose antic-filled act
of the 21st Century program. He has won do Domingo sing the baritone title role includes impersonations of Tina Turner,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 six first and grand prizes among his many in Verdi’s “Nabucco” simulcast from The Ray Charles and Elvis. The concerts are
successful piano competitions. Winner of Met at the Cobb Theatre in Downtown funded through a partnership of the city
engagements with major orchestras in- a Yamaha scholarship and the Rostropo- at the Gardens. The transmission starts of Stuart, the local Main Street chapter,
cluding the National Symphony, the De- vich Foundation’s Neuhaus Grant, among at 12:55 p.m. Saturday. The fiery opera is the Downtown Business Association and
troit Symphony, Miami’s New World, the many other foundation awards, Gryazn- conducted by the great James Levine; he Stuart’s Green Market.
Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chica- ov himself began a festival for piano duo and Domingo have worked together in
go Symphony. He was one of four conduc- in Yekaterinburg, a city on the border of more than 330 performances at the Met First begun in 2000 as the weekly
tors auditioning for the top spot at ACO Eastern Europe and Asia. over a span of 45 years. Lunchbox Concert Series as a way to draw
last season, each conducting one concert people to the then-struggling downtown
in the four-concert season. 2 The Opera Orlando production 3 Every Sunday afternoon at Stuart’s area, it morphed into the Sunday Riv-
of “Don Pasquale” comes to Vero Riverwalk stage downtown, there’s erwalk Jazz Series and now Rock’n Riv-
Gryaznov, the 34-year-old pianist whom Beach this Sunday through Vero Beach an open-air concert from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. erwalk. The success of the concerts has
reviewers have described as “brilliant” Opera, staged at 3 p.m. at Vero Beach High with beer, food and various vendors. been remarkable: As many as 1,500 peo-
and “stunning,” is also a composer and School’s Performing Arts Center. This Sunday, the featured performer is ple show up on Sundays, infusing the dis-
professor of piano at the Moscow Con- And if that’s not enough opera for one Daryl Magill, a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native trict with patrons and prompting many
servatory. He is a member of the Moscow businesses to have Sunday hours.
January 10, 2017
Sunrise Theatre Black Box
$13 members • $14 non-members
Up, Up & Away! A Musical Fable Starring Air Supply JAZZ JAMS
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. Sun., Jan. 15 • 7pm SUNRISE THEATRE’S
117 S. B2nLdASCtrKeeBt,OFtX. Pierce
Sat., Jan. 14 • 8pm
Full Bar available • 7-10PM
PSL Botanical Gardens
$7 Cover, Member $6
2410 Westmoreland Blvd., PSL
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 $6 Cover, Members $5
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
Jan. 11, 25
Feb. 8, 22
For more information, and/or updates go to: www.jazzsociety.org
The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is dedicated to its mission of keeping two
Late Nite Catechism (Black Box) Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour great American music art forms alive in our communities and schools through
Fri.-Sun., Jan. 20-22 Sat., Jan. 21 • 8pm Jam sessions, concerts, festivals, master classes and scholarship awards.
For tickets, call 772.461.4775 or visit SunriseTheatre.com See you there! Web: www.jazzsociety.org
117 South 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce Email: info.jazzsociety.org
For more info, contact Phone: 772.460.JAZZ (5299)
the FPJ&B Society.
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fascinating array of exquisite original hand-
crafted designed jewelry. Master Jeweler Over Roasted
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Custom made inspired jewelry Potatoes &
Leave time for lunch at the Diamond Tea
Room & Bistro, where you can enjoy 5$ OFF WEEKEND
a delicious lunch or try her six course w/ purchase of $30
high tea. The menu changes daily, so or more w/coupon Sat. & Sun.
there’s always a surprise in the store! They also offer
a fine selection of Wine, Gourmet Beer, Champagne Not valid on holidays or 30” 1 Topping
& Sangria. Warm hospitality and graciousness from her with Specials Offers.
friendly staff is always here to greet you. 12 Wings & 2 Ltr Soda
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Bowling fundraisers will help dollars roll in for 2 worthy causes Young and old, along with those affected
by depression, medications and emotion-
al heartache, find themselves reaching out
for comfort and for encouragement need-
Folks are polishing their bowling skills in Council on Aging provides community din- There are bowling lane and team spon- ed for them to greet the next day alive. The
anticipation of knocking down all 10 pins ing rooms for over 100 seniors where they sorship opportunities for communi-
at the 7th Annual Council on Aging “Strike enjoy a hot nutritious meal, conversation ty-minded people and businesses. American Foundation for Suicide Preven-
Out Hunger” tournament on Saturday, Feb. and company, all in a safe social environ-
11, at Saint Lucie Lanes, 6759 South U.S. 1 in ment. Support the efforts of these tireless volun- tion is committed to saving lives and bring-
Port St. Lucie. teers and support the continued work
For the 2017 fundraiser, teams of Meals on Wheels. Sponsor a lane ing hope to those affected by thoughts of
This event is the flagship fundraiser for will sign in at 1 p.m. Bowling or team for positive exposure for
Meals on Wheels, an ongoing service pro- begins at 1:30 and goes till your business; call Mary Craig suicide or those having been through the
viding hot and nutritious meals to all of 3:30. There are dozens of or Laurie Hoy at 772-336-
our Treasure Coast shut-ins; senior citizens door prizes, 50/50 draw- 8606 or email them at lhoy@ loss of a loved one through suicide. AFSP
who through no fault of their own cannot ings and an incredible as- coasl.com.
shop or prepare their own meals. Meals on sortment of “must have” creates a culture based around mental
Wheels delivers to approximately 200 se- raffle items. Four (4) person The American Foundation
niors in our community solely by volunteer team registration is a $125 do- for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) health through education and commu-
drivers and hosts committed to caring and nation. Individuals can bowl for hosts its First Annual “Out of the
compassionate Treasure Coast citizens less only a $35 donation. Each entry earns Darkness Bowlathon” Saturday, Feb. 4 nity programs. They reach out and grasp
fortunate than us. In many instances the the reward of community service plus two from noon to 4 p.m. The venue is Saint Lucie
Meals on Wheels delivery is the only human (2) hours of unlimited bowling, free shoe Lanes located at 6759 South U.S. 1 in Port St. suicide prevention through research and
contact for an isolated senior. rental, your first free three (3) raffle tickets, Lucie. For a $20 donation participants will
hot meals and all the fun you can stand. enjoy 2 hours of bowling and shoes. advocacy.
In addition to home delivered meals, the
To pre-purchase your spot for this event
or to become a sponsor or vendor, visit www.
afsp.org/tcbowl. Vendor tables are available
for $30, and lane sponsorship, which in-
cludes bowling and a sign above the lane ,are
available for $100.You can also contact event
chairperson Christine Iannotti at 772-812-
8338 or email christineiannotti1@hotmail.
com. – CONTRIBUTED
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Matt Jenson, co-founder of Super Predators JANUARY 20 An Affair to Remember. Alzheimer’s
Exotic Reptiles, spends time with Faith, Community Care luncheon and silent
a 13-foot Burmese python. 8 Jensen Beach Art League. Monthly Art auction to honor and raise funds for the com-
Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held the second munity-based work that has helped thousands
PHOTO COURTESY OF SUPER PREDATORS EXOTIC REPTILES Sunday of the month from November through of families in Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach
April at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707, NE Indian counties care for their loved ones and cope with
River Drive, Jensen Beach. the pressures of caregiving. Funds raised at the
luncheon will stay on the Treasure Coast and sup-
8 Tradition Green Market. The Landing at port Specialized Alzheimer’s Adult Day Centers in
Tradition, Southwest Village Parkway, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Event at Willough-
Port Saint Lucie. Shop local vendors for fresh by Golf Club, Stuart. 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets
produce, arts & crafts, and more! Every Sunday. $100 per person. For information call Amy Lowe
Event is subject to change without notice. 10 at (772) 223-6351.
a.m. to 3 p.m.
21 ‘Come Rain or Come Shine.’ 7 p.m.
9 Jazz Jam at the Sunrise Black Box. Sun- The Episcopal Church of the Nativity,
rise Theatre, 117 S 2nd St, Fort Pierce. 7 1151 SW Del Rio Blvd. in Port Saint Lucie, and
p.m. to 10 p.m. A.R.T. Productions present “Come Rain or Come
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‘ANIMALS WE LOVE TO HATE’ would reclaim the snake. That hasn’t hap- Backyard Birding
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 We have all
“I guess they’re afraid of getting in trou- you need to make
ganization, will host Animals We Love to ble for having her illegally,” Carmody said. Backyard Birding
Hate at the Oxbow Eco-Center – 5400 NE a family
St. James Drive – this Saturday at 10 a.m. Jill So now the python helps Super Predators adventure!
Arnold, education coordinator at the cen- show children that snakes must be respect-
ter, said it’ll kick off the Oxbow Explorers ed, but don’t have to be feared. Take rattle- FREE Class
Program for 2017. snakes — if you see one in the yard, that was
an accident, and the animal is just passing 1-14-17
“The program is designed for children 5 through. “Reptiles are ambush predators,”
and up to come and explore and learn about Carmody said. “They don’t care about your Please register at
nature with their families,” Arnold said. back yard to live.” pindersnursery.com
Programs are $5 and require registration. One thing that’s not mean as a rattlesnake Monday-Saturday 9-5
Arnold said if children miss Animals We is a rattlesnake. They’re really quite doc- Sunday 10-4
Love to Hate, there are more programs on ile, unless you’re a rodent on a hungry day.
deck. On Feb. 4, children will get to learn Their venom is the first step of digestion, not Since 1975, Locally Owned & Operated
all about Mosquitoes: Florida’s Vampires. a defense. It’s biologically expensive to make
On March 4, Oxbow will have the Treasure venom, so rattlesnakes are not at all interest- 5500 SW Martin Hwy. Palm City
Coast Wildlife Center out with Hunters of ed in spending it on biting humans.
the Wind & Hunters of the Night, a program 772-781-8085
all about birds of prey. Those stories about water moccasins
chasing people? Probably misunderstand- ACROSS DOWN
But the falcons, owls and eagles will have ings. The snakes were probably startled by 7 HALLOUMI 1 GALORE
to wait their turn. Animals We Love to Hate the humans and rushing to get to bodies of 8 RARE 2 ALLIANCE
will feature a giant African bullfrog, taran- water to hide in, and the storytellers hap- 9 POTION 3 QUENCH
tulas, scorpions and a 13-foot Burmese Py- pened to be running the same ways. 10 UNEASY 4 LIQUID
thon. That snake really hits home. 11 REIN 5 TRUE
“There’s a lot of misinformation, a lot of 12 HEDONIST 6 CRISPS
“The interesting thing behind the biggest storytelling,” Carmody said. 14 ASSESSED 13 NOMINATE
snake we have — she was found in Port St. 18 MASK 15 SHADES
Lucie,” Carmody said. Those deadly scorpions people grab 20 BANTER 16 SCRAPS
shovels to kill? Well, they ain’t so bad, either. 22 RANDOM 17 DARTED
Yep, folks in PSL can trip over pythons on 23 MEAN 19 SPONGE
their way to work. OK, it’s not that common “Emperor scorpions are known for just 24 PRESTIGE 21 TENTE
to find a python in PSL. Indeed, it’s unusual looking large and in charge,” Carmody said.
enough to make the news. Carmody got a “It’s funny; they’re venom is less toxic than
call from the police department about giv- a bee sting. The venom content, it’s next
ing the 13-foot snake a home. to nothing. Unless you’re allergic to bees,
“I’m going to look at her and there she is
on CNN,” Carmody said. “CNN, FOX, she The claws, on the other hand? Carmody
ended up on every newsreel.” said they can hurt.
With pythons proliferating in the Ever- Solutions from Games Pages
glades, there were some concerns that the in December 29, 2016 Edition
PSL python indicated the invasive species
was heading north. Carmody said that’s Sudoku Page B13 Sudoku Page B14 Crossword Page B13 Crossword Page B14 (THE LABEL DEPARTMENT)
probably not the case, at least not on a large
scale. She said the snake, Faith, wasn’t eking
out a living on local house cats before she
“There’s no way she was a feral animal,”
Carmody said. “It was an illegal pet, and she
How does she know? Simple: The animal
was healthy and well fed. Maybe a bit too
well fed. Super Predators hoped the owner
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